04 mai 2016

Toronto students create emoji to reflect themselves

By Stephen Downes - Stephen's Web. Toronto students create emoji to reflect themselves
Katrina Clarke, Toronto Star, 2016/05/03

There's a very involved emoji-approval process (which is how we end up with an unrepresentative set of emogis) but it'd good to see these students speaking out against it and creating their own alternatives. More...

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03 mai 2016

Africa needs ‘innovation universities’ to develop – Juma

By Esther Nakkazi. Africa must create ‘innovation universities’ if it is to achieve economic transformation, sustainable development and inclusive growth, says Calestous Juma, professor of the practice of international development at Harvard’s John F Kennedy School of Government. Read more...

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Africa needs ‘innovation universities’ to develop – Calestous Juma

By Karen MacGregor – Africa Editor. In Africa Features, Esther Nakkazi unpacks a call by Harvard’s renowned scholar Calestous Juma for Africa to create ‘innovation universities’ that include commercialisation at their core if the continent is to achieve economic transformation, sustainable development and inclusive growth.
Wachira Kigotho probes a debate in the academic diaspora over pan-Africanism – an ideology that has a political agenda in its quest for solidarity between Africans globally – versus ‘Afropolitanism’, which is geared towards social progress, and Munyaradzi Makoni reports on the latest student eruption in South Africa, over a ‘rape culture’ at Rhodes University.
In Africa Analysis, Deren Temel contends that Africa cannot wait until 2030 for the next set of global goals to tackle the need for quality higher education, and suggests the sector partners with basic education to achieve its goals and focuses on improving teacher training – the only Sustainable Development Goal that supports higher education development.
In the latest in a series of articles on African university leadership, Wachira Kigotho describes a new memoir by Ratemo Waya Michieka on his experiences as vice-chancellor of Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology in Kenya.
And in another series on ‘Transformative Leadership’, in which University World News is partnering with The MasterCard Foundation, Marcelo Knobel and Renato H L Pedrosa reflect on the leadership that brought Brazil’s University of Campinas within 50 years to the leading position it holds today. Read more...

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02 mai 2016

L’Alsace Champagne-Ardenne Lorraine à la pointe de l’innovation

Région Alsace Champagne-Ardenne LorraineDévelopper les synergies pour mener à bien des projets collaboratifs et innovants. Voilà la politique que mène la Région Alsace Champagne-Ardenne Lorraine pour encourager la mise en réseau des potentiels et des savoirs des différents établissements d’enseignement supérieur et de recherche, des entreprises et des établissements de formation de son territoire. Voir l'article...

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01 mai 2016

Innovation to Watch at the University of Sydney

Résultat de recherche d'images pour By Alex Usher. Australian universities seem to do “Big Change” a lot better than universities elsewhere.  A few years ago, the University of Melbourne radically overhauled its entire curriculum in the space of about two years partly to create a more North American-like distinction between undergraduate and professional degrees and partly to reduce degree clutter by winnowing the number of different degrees from over a hundred to just six. More...

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30 avril 2016

2 Hot Themes From a Fast-Growing Innovation Summit

By . Mentorship tools and college-to-career services dominated the buzz at a gathering of ed-tech companies, investors, and educators. More...

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Peru universities urged to take advantage of new innovation drive

By Matthew Reisz. Increased funding is now available applying and commercialising research. More...

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29 avril 2016

Hiring Hinders Innovation in Higher Ed

The EvoLLLutionBy Charles Dull - EvoLLLution. Higher education institutions cannot hope to innovate, grow or meet the demands of today’s students if they refuse to bring in new ideas and ways of thinking in the hiring process. More...

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28 avril 2016

Unique innovation summit to feature interactive thought leader interviews

eCampus NewseSchool Media, Inc, and Campus Computing announced plans for interactive Thought Leader Interviews at the 2016 ASU GSV Innovation Summit on April 18, 19 and 20 in San Diego. More...

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26 avril 2016

Missing opportunities in Australian Innovation

The Australian Council of Learned Academies (ACOLA) has reported that innovation in Australia is suffering from a lack of direction, short-termism and a haphazard approach.
Translating research for economic and social benefit examined innovation initiatives in 14 nations and found a clear link between national policy and performance. The 14 were: Finland, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, United Kingdom, Israel, United States, Canada, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, China, Brazil and Chile. More...

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